Speaking to the motion for the adoption of the Address-in-Reply in the Legislative Council on Tuesday, the Chief Secretary (lion. J. G. Bice) referred to the fact that his Excellency Sir George Le Hunte had left South Australia, since the Council last met. Sir George had left with the good wishes of the people of the State, and they had welcomed the new Governor in the hope and full belief that when his term of office as representative of the King in South Australia expired he would leave as good an opinion behind him as the late Governor had done. Sir Uay Bosanquet had already shown his desire to make himself acquainted with the State and the habits of the people, and he tully believed that the results of Sir Day's ad- ministration would be as successful as those of any other of the long line, of good Governors who had represented the Sovereign in South Australia.
Reference to the death of Mr. Price was made in the Legislative Council on Tuesday by the Chief Secretary (Hon. J. G. Bice), who said the great loss sustained by the State was too near to them to be fully realised yet.
On, the motion of the Premier, in the House of Assembly on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. A. McDonald was unanimously elected Chairman of Committees.
The Rev. J. L. Haslam, of Bendigo, Vic- toria, in referring to the death of Sir Fre- derick Holder on Sunda}*, said he once asked him-"Is preaching upon a Sunday too great a strain with the pressure of your Parliamentary duties?" Sir Frederick re- plied, "No; I regard my Sundays as oases in the desert of my political life. You cannot imagine what it is to me, after the associations of the week, to find myself on the Sabbath in such an atmosphere of rest and refreshment."
Sir William Lyne, in a telegram to the Sj-dney "Daily Telegraph" on Saturday,
s.iid:-"Sir Frederick Holder was one ot my oldest friends,-and greatest, with whom I have never exchanged an unkind or harsh word during the many years I have known him, both outside and inside Parliament. In fact, I had such a high regard for him that when in any political difficulty 1 al- ways appealed to him for advice."
Mr. Simpson Newland was re-elected president of the Zoological Society on Tues- day. Sir Edwin Smith proposed him, and said the society was fortunate in securing such a worthy member 'of the community, and such an enthusiastic zoologist as Mr. Newland. He hoped Mr. Newland would become permanent president. Sir Jenkin Coles and Messrs. C. H. Angas-, A. M. Simpson, and Richard Smith were re elected members of the council.
At the annual meeting of the Zoological Society on Tuesday the .president (Mr. Simpson Newland) referred feelingly to the death of Hon. T. Price, who, he said", was a warm friend of the gardens, ' and strove to help them in every possible way.
The Duke of Bedford has been a gener- ous patron of the Zoological Gardens, and has made valuable presentations to its collection of animals. The president DI the Zoological Society (Mr. Simpson Newland) referred to the matter at-the annual meet-
ing on. Tuesday, and said the duke was deserving of the best thanks of the mem- bers. Subsequently, at the instance of his Excellency the Governor, who presided, the Duke of Bedford was heartily thanked for his kindness to the society.
The Bishop of Adelaide (Dr. Thomas) was represented at the funeral of Sir Frederick, Holder on Monday.
The late Sir Frederick Holder's only sur- viving brother is Mr. H. R. Holder, music teacher, of Kent Town. His only sister is Mrs. J. E.' Morley, whose husband is a member of the firm of A. W. Dobbie & Co.
One of the oldest members of the council of the Zoological Society is Mr. J. H. Finlayson, and he was present after an absence of many years in England at the annual meeting on Tuesday.
Mr. Edward Stokes. B.A., who holds the position of headmaster under the Indian Education Department at Bareilly, Oudh Province, will shortly arrive in Adelaide on sick leave after typhoid fever. Mr. Stokes is an old St. Peter's boy, and graduated first in the Adelaide University, and afterwards at Oxford. He will spend six weeks here with his parents at Walker- ville.
Mr. Edward Cherry, father of Dr. Cherry, Victorian Director,of Agriculture, died early on Sunday morning at" Echuca at the age of 78 years.
Mr. George Cockerill was on Saturday unanimously elected president of the Mel- bourne Press Club. Mr. Geo. Brickhill was elected as hon. secretary.
Mr. J. J. Virgo, who was recently ap- pointed honorary- national secretary of the Y.M.C.A. in Australia, has returned to Sydney. Mr. W. Gillanders has retired from the work in order to enlarge his ex- perience in other lands. Mr. Virgo will shortly outline a policy which will main- tain the present work of the 'association and pave the way for some large develop-
Mr. Joseph Ross, the founder of the glass manufacturing industry in Austral- asia, died in Sydney on Friday in his 78th year. He was a native of Sunderland, and mixed and smelted the first "pot" of glass, from which a number of bottles were made, on August l8, 1866, at Darling Harbor.
Mr. J. L. Glasson, B.Sc, who has re- ceived a science research scholarsliip, leaves Adelaide for England by the Orontes to- morrow to pursue his studies.